The Demystified Dental Health Myths!


Patient education is one of our top priorities in Livonia. The professional staff at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry wants everyone in the Metro Detroit area to understand how important it is to take great care of their teeth and gums – and to know the impact of neglecting that care. We understand that there are a lot of myths about dental care and want to make sure our patients in Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and the surrounding areas know all the facts.

Dr. Jim DeCapite demystifies five common myths about dental health:

  • Brushing harder is better: In fact, brushing too hard can harm the protective enamel on the teeth as well as the gums! Likewise, using a brush with bristles that are too hard can be harmful to the teeth. A soft-bristled toothbrush is recommended for most people.
  • Chewing sugarless gum works just as well as brushing: At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we do recommend to our patients that they chew sugarless gum. It helps keep teeth clean between brushing but brushing and flossing are still critical for removing plaque.
  • Flossing isn’t necessary for dental health: Many patients believe that brushing once a day is enough to keep teeth and gums clean. However, flossing helps reach the places that brushing might not necessarily get completely clean. It’s important to brush twice a day and to floss at least once a day, every day!
  • Gum disease is only a dental issue: Researchers have found strong connections between heart disease, diabetes, and other health issues and the presence of gum disease. Bacteria can flow from infected gums through the blood stream to affect the health of many other areas of the body.
  • Dental visits are just for problems: In fact, a dental checkup can help prevent problems. A regular checkup and cleaning can ensure that the professional team at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry will be able to spot potential cavities, gum disease, or other dental health concerns before they become bigger issues.

Call for your regular checkup and cleaning today. Feel free to ask us any questions you may have about dental myths you may have heard. We always look forward to seeing our patients in the Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and surrounding Metro Detroit communities throughout the year. Our office is conveniently located in Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads.

Call the office today to get started on good dental health and good overall health!

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James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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3 Tips for Staying Healthy in the Detroit Summer


Who does not love the summer months in the Metro Detroit area? The sun, warmth, fresh air, and cool nights give us so many fun ways to get outside and enjoy the summer days and night. Summer can also bring the heat of July and August in Livonia, Redford, and the surrounding areas of the westside. The professional staff at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry understands that everyone gets busy with summer vacations and travel plans up north, but we all still need to take steps to stay healthy during the summer.

Dr. Jim DeCapite is happy to share these three tips for staying healthy when it’s the summer in the city:

  • Stay hydrated: Summer heat can dehydrate us quickly. We encourage everyone to drink fresh water regularly in hot weather, for good dental health, and to keep the body hydrated. Limit or avoid sugary soft and sports drinks that are not good for dental health!
  • Focus on healthy, teeth-friendly foods: Staying healthy can taste good! Choose dental-friendly foods like cheese and yogurt when deciding on snacks for a fun summer day of family activities. Fresh fruit and vegetables like apples, carrots, cucumbers, and celery are great healthy choices to pack in a cooler for a family outing and great choices for healthy teeth!
  • Take time to brush and floss: Summer is busy with trips, vacations, kids’ activities, and family gatherings. Take the time to stay healthy during the busy summer months by remembering the 2×2 rule. Brush twice a day for two minutes each time to keep teeth healthy. Take the time to floss at least once a day to stay healthy throughout the summer!

Summer is also a great time for a checkup and dental cleaning for the whole family. Do it before the school year starts. Our professional team at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry looks forward to visits from our patients in the Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and surrounding Metro Detroit communities all year. Our office is conveniently located in Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads.

Call the office today to get started on good dental health and good overall health!

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734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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5 Important Points about Toothpaste


Brushing twice a day or more is very important to good dental health; just as importantly, deciding what toothpaste to use when brushing is important as well. There are so many choices available on store shelves in Livonia, Redford, and the surrounding Westside that it can sometimes be overwhelming. There are many different brands and different varieties of toothpaste within each brand, all designed for different needs. At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we want our patients to brush regularly and to know what kind of toothpaste is best for their specific needs.

Dr. Jim DeCapite shares five points patients should consider when choosing the right toothpaste:

  • Cavity prevention: Toothpaste that contains fluoride can help protect teeth against cavities and can fight sensitivity. Fluoride helps make tooth enamel stronger, protecting teeth from acid damage.
  • Whitening: Toothpaste generally does not actually whiten teeth. Instead, it contains scrubbing materials that remove stains. Whitening toothpaste can provide short-term results. At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, though, we offer teeth whitening treatments that can provide a near-permanent solution for a dull smile!
  • Flavors: Choosing the right flavor can help family members look forward to brushing their teeth and that’s a win for everyone! Children, especially, may be more inclined to brush their teeth regularly if they have fruity-flavored toothpaste to enjoy. Adults may prefer mint or even cinnamon flavors.
  • Consistency: There is also a wide range of toothpaste types available when it comes to choosing a gel, paste, baking soda, or even powdered toothpaste. Again, choosing the consistency that makes family members want to brush their teeth is always the best option.
  • Sensitivity: For patients with sensitive teeth, toothpaste designed for their needs can help by protecting teeth against the irritants that cause them pain. Over-the-counter toothpaste contains ingredients that can help block pain signals from reaching the nerves of their teeth, helping to calm sensitive teeth.

At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we encourage our patients to discuss all of their dental needs with our expert staff, including which toothpaste is best for them. Our office is conveniently located in Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads.  Our professional dental team is ready to help all our patients in the Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and surrounding Metro Detroit communities!

Call the office today to get started on good dental health and good overall health!

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734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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4 Tips for Keeping Livonia Gums Healthy and Happy

Dental health is all about keeping our teeth clean and cavity free. Another very important part of dental health, though, is taking care of our gums! Our gums are, literally, the base for our healthy teeth. Gum disease can cause serious problems, including infections and tooth decay. At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we like to educate our patients in the Metro Detroit area on the importance of taking good care of teeth and gums to ensure all-around dental health.

Proper treatment of gums can lead to a happy, healthy mouth. Dr. Jim DeCapite enjoys sharing tips with patients in Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, and Plymouth, including these four tips for keeping gums in great shape:

  • Floss every day: Flossing removes food and plaque that the toothbrush doesn’t always reach. Tartar, which can lead to gum disease, forms when food and plaque is not properly removed from between the teeth and along the gum line.
  • Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste: Brush for two minutes each time, using a fluoride toothpaste that carries the ADA seal of acceptance. Jim DeCapiteand his expert professional staff have lots of tips on proper brushing techniques that will keep teeth and gums healthy!
  • Stop smoking: Patients who smoke or use other tobacco products are more susceptible to gum disease and have a more difficult time fighting it off.
  • Get regular dental checkups: Jim DeCapiteand his expert staff are trained to spot the early warning signs of gum disease. They are eager to help patients in the Metro Detroit communities by removing potentially damaging tartar and checking for symptoms that can be easily treated before they become bigger problems.

At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we want our patients to enjoy happy, healthy teeth and gums. We are excited about helping all of our patients maintain good dental health throughout the spring and the rest of the year.

Our professional staff is ready to meet the dental needs of our patients in the Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and surrounding Metro Detroit communities. We are conveniently located in Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads. We accept new patients and, of course, all emergencies. Call the office today to set an appointment!

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734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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3 Smart Steps for Spring Cleaning Dental Health

It is Easter Week in the Motor City! Even if it’s not quite as warm of spring as we’d like yet, we still usually get the urge to do some spring activities and cleaning in our Metro Detroit homes during this time of year is a priority. Yet, it is time to do more than clean our closets, our garages, and our kitchens.

Spring cleaning is also great for our dental health! At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we encourage our patients to think about smart ways to look at their dental health as well. Spring cleaning is not just about getting rid of clothes we cannot wear or organizing our cabinets.

Dr. Jim DeCapite is happy to share three smart steps for spring cleaning our smiles as we head to Easter Sunday:

  • Choose healthy snacks: Cheese, nuts, and fresh fruits and vegetables can be just as tasty as sweet or fattening snacks. A fresh spring apple that’s crunchy and juicy satisfies the taste buds and helps keep the mouth clean and healthy!
  • Floss and brush regularly: Remember the 2×2 rule. Brush twice a day for two minutes each. Ask  Jim DeCapiteand his expert professional staff about proper flossing and brushing techniques that keep mouths healthy and happy!
  • Schedule a dental cleaning: Spring is the perfect time of year to schedule that dental cleaning. While brushing and flossing every day will keep mouths healthy, a thorough dental cleaning takes it all one step further. A professional cleaning with DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry leaves the mouth healthy and the teeth ready for a beautiful spring smile!

At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we enjoy the arrival of spring and the warmer weather. We also look forward to hearing from our patients who call to schedule their regular dental cleanings. We are excited about helping all our patients maintain good dental health throughout spring and the rest of the year.

Our professional staff is ready to meet the dental needs of our patients in the Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and surrounding Metro Detroit communities. We are conveniently located in Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads. We accept new patients and, of course, all emergencies. Call the office today to set an appointment!

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734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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3 Healthy Choices for Easter Treats in the Motor City


Spring is soon to arrive in Metro Detroit! Springtime in the Motor City always brings colorful flowers, warmer weather, Detroit Tiger baseball, and treats for Easter. The staff at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is excited about the freshness of spring, especially when our patients in the Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and surrounding Metro Detroit suburbs decide to choose healthier options for themselves and for their family!

Easter Sunday brings lots of temptations when chocolate bunnies and marshmallow treats abound. We know our patients will try to make good decisions for their dental health as well as for their overall health.

Dr. Jim DeCapite offers three healthy choices for Easter treat choices for our patients in the Motor City:

  • Fresh fruit: Apple slices are a sweet – and healthy – treat! Crunchy fruit is good for the teeth as well. With a fibrous texture and high in fiber and water, fresh fruit such as a juicy, raw apple is great for the teeth and can be fun to eat!
  • Sugarless gum: Kids and adults alike love chewing gum. Jim DeCapite wants his patients to look for the ADA seal of approval on sugarless gum. The dental association approves only sugarless gum, knowing that it can be a healthy and enjoyable treat. Chewing sugarless gum increases the flow of saliva, reduces plaque acid, strengthens the teeth, and reduces tooth decay.
  • Raw, crunchy vegetables: What says “Easter Bunny” more than a handful of raw carrots? Have fun with shapes, forming bunny ears and smiling faces with crunchy, raw vegetables such as celery and leafy greens. Do not tell the kids, but carrots are high in fiber and vitamin A!

The staff at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry wishes everyone in Southeast Michigan a very happy Easter and a wonderful warm spring! Enjoy family and friends during the spring holiday and make healthy choices always every single day.

Our office is conveniently located in Livonia near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads, and we serve our patients in the Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and surrounding Metro Detroit communities. We accept new patients and, of course, all emergencies. Call the office today to set an appointment!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!

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734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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4 Intriguing Tidbits of Dental Trivia

The mouth is incredibly complex and fascinating. At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we enjoy sharing helpful information about dental health and its effects for our patients in the Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and the surrounding Metro Detroit communities. It is important to stay educated about the latest techniques and treatments, but it’s also fun to look at some fascinating facts about teeth and the mouth that surrounds them!

Dr. Jim DeCapite offers four intriguing tidbits of dental trivia, for the enjoyment and knowledge of all our friends in the Motor City and beyond:

  • Cotton candy was invented by a dentist: In 1897, Dr. William Morrison and John C. Wharton invented a treat called “fairy floss.” Dr. Morrison was, indeed, a dentist! Morrison and Wharton heated sugar in a spinning bowl device that they also invented and introduced it at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904. Fairy floss eventually became known as cotton candy!
  • The toothbrush is almost 240 years old: Although there is mention of a toothbrush in Chinese literature around 1600AD, the first record of a toothbrush being made was in England in 1780. Jim DeCapite and his professional staff urge our patients not to hold onto their toothbrush quite that long, instead recommending a new toothbrush every three to four months!
  • The jaw is a powerful muscle: The masseter or jaw muscle is one of the strongest muscles in the body! The jaw muscle can exert incredible pressure. When that pressure results in teeth grinding, though, it can cause serious issues.
  • A healthy mouth helps keep the rest of the body healthy: Dental health can help our patients reduce the risks of health problems in the rest of the body, like heart disease and poorly controlled diabetes. Healthy teeth and gums can make a huge difference to the health of the rest of the body!

The staff at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry invites our patients to visit us in Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads, for regular cleanings to improve their dental health and their overall health. We use the latest in dental technology and materials to ensure our patients are comfortable and happy with their results!

We look forward to meeting the dental needs of our patients in the Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and surrounding Metro Detroit communities. We accept new patients and, of course, all emergencies. Call the office today to set an appointment!

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734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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3 Healthy Treats that Show Valentine’s Day Love

The recent Holiday Season seemed to be all about the sweet treats. From the pies and cakes of Thanksgiving, through the fudge and cookies of Christmas, we continue with chocolates and candy for Valentine’s Day; Detroit loves its desserts and sugary snacks. At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry we want everyone in Livonia and the Metro area to enjoy February with healthier treats for happy, healthy teeth!

For all our friends in the Motor City who are still recovering from the December holiday season and for those who have made resolutions for better dental health in 2019, Dr. Jim DeCapite offers some tips for healthy treats designed to show the love for Valentine’s Day and throughout the year:

  • Fresh fruit: Finish off a romantic dinner with fresh fruit instead of a sugary dish. Strawberries are a tasty treat for the special day, even without being dipped in chocolate! As a side benefit, strawberries contain malic acid, which is a natural teeth whitener.
  • Cheese selections: Jim DeCapite and his professional staff enjoy healthy cheese snacks. Offering a loved one a selection of tasty cheese is a great way to show love in a way that promotes good dental health. Cheese is high in calcium, which helps teeth stay strong!
  • Fun and healthy Valentine’s bag: Fill a bag with treats that are good for kids and adults alike and that they will enjoy more than chocolate! Include packs of sugarless gum, age-appropriate toys and books, and a special note to let them know much they are loved!

The staff at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry wishes everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day, full of healthy treats and good dental health. Our staff is ready to help every patient maintain dental health during the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, and all year long. Remember, our dental office is conveniently located in Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft (96) and Merriman Roads.

We look forward to meeting the dental needs of our patients in the western suburbs of Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and other surrounding Metro Detroit communities. We accept new patients and, of course, all emergencies.

Call the office today to set an appointment!

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734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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4 Dental Health New Year’s Resolutions for 2019

The professional staff at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry wishes everyone in Livonia and the Metro Detroit area a very Merry Christmas! As we all enjoy family gatherings and holiday cheer, we also look towards the new year with excited anticipation. Thoughts of better diet and better overall health swirl in our minds as we make our resolutions for 2019. The new year is a time for renewed determination to make positive changes in our lives.

Dr. Jim DeCapite and his professional staff in Livonia recommend four dental health resolutions for everyone in Livonia and the surrounding areas to add to their list for the new year:

  • Brush 2×2: For happier, healthier teeth, at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry we recommend that our patients brush twice a day for a full two minutes each time. Set a timer or smartphone to be sure teeth are getting their full coverage.
  • Make healthier choices: Food choices are important for dental health. Fresh, crunchy fruits and vegetables, as well as dairy products, are great for teeth and body alike. Healthy choices also include not smoking and chewing sugarless gum!
  • Visit the dentist regularly: Dr. Jim DeCapite and his professional staff love seeing patients for their six-month checkup and cleaning! When patients visit us regularly, we can check for small problems before they become bigger issues and help everyone maintain good dental health throughout the year.
  • Smile more: It just makes sense and should be on everyone’s resolution list!

Dr. Jim DeCapite and his professional staff wish all our patients in the Metro Detroit area a happy holiday season. As the new year approaches, we join in making resolutions for better health for everyone in Livonia and the surrounding area.  Contact us today for a professional dental cleaning and checkup to start 2019 off with a clean, healthy mouth!

We are conveniently located at 31544 Schoolcraft Rd. in Livonia MI, at the northwest corner of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads, within a 20-minute drive of much of Metro Detroit, including Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Canton, Novi, Northville, Plymouth, Westland, Southfield, and Detroit.

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James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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4 Smart Ways to Keep Teeth Holiday Healthy

The Thanksgiving Weekend has arrived as the Lions battled the Bears, and Michigan WILL BEAT Ohio State. Christmas will be here before we know it! We all love to see family and friends during this special season, enjoy holiday parties, and eat and drink those special treats that we only have this time of year. The professional staff at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry enjoys holiday gatherings and treats too! We also know that it’s important to stay focused on keeping our teeth healthy every day of the year!

Dr. Jim DeCapite and his professional staff want everyone in Livonia and the Westside to be aware of four smart ways to keep teeth healthy during the upcoming holidays:

  • Choose healthy foods: At family gatherings, holiday parties, and office events, there always seem to be lots of cookies, candy, and other sweet treats. There are probably also plates of cheese and crunchy fresh vegetables that are a better choice for healthy teeth. Enjoy treats in moderation and choose more healthy foods during the holidays and throughout the year.
  • Limit sugary Christmas drinks: Holiday beverages usually include punch, eggnog, and alcoholic mixes. At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we urge our patients to limit these sugary drinks and to choose healthier beverages for better dental health.
  • Stay hydrated: Water is the best beverage for keeping the body hydrated and the teeth healthy every day of the year. During the holidays, in particular, it’s important to drink plenty of water to wash away those sugary treats!
  • Brush and floss every day: Family trips to see relatives and a calendar full of holiday activities can keep us busy. There is so much to do and see in the Metro Detroit area alone! Take the time, though, to brush and floss each day to keep those teeth healthy throughout the hectic holiday season.

Dr. Jim DeCapite and his professional staff want all our patients in the Metro Detroit area to take the time to enjoy quality dental health during the holidays and throughout the year. Contact us today for a professional dental cleaning and checkup to start the holidays off with a clean, healthy mouth!

We are conveniently located at 31544 Schoolcraft Rd. in Livonia MI, at the northwest corner of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads, within a 20 to 30-minute drive from much of Metro Detroit, including Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Canton, Novi, Northville, Plymouth, Westland, Southfield, and Detroit.

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734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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